[5 vids][fan cams] Rain video salad. (Incl. Thai Clouds’ Rain POV, Eternal Rain, and the making of a king.)

•July 11, 2017 • 3 Comments

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Mix well with your favorite dressing, grab a fork, and dig in! 😛

7/11. Clip, English-subbed. Brief Rain interview about his experience at Viral Fest Asia 2017, and his future plans. A boatload of brief artist interviews and performances were released in the past 4 hours. Rain’s was the first! ^@@^ (Source credit: WebTV Asia @ YT.)

7/8. Fan cam and image compilation. Thai Clouds’ personal POV during Rain’s time in Bangkok for VFA 2017. ^@@^ (Credit: Rainscloudthailand @ YT.)

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[article] Would you like to see Rain as an MC? New idol audition show might be in the works. (7/3)

•July 11, 2017 • 4 Comments

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Hmmm. Interesting, indeed! Here are a few thoughts that crossed my mind when I read the article below:

What a perfect fit for Rain. He’s always been a nurturing and caring senior when it comes to idols and those who dream of being idols, and Korea is full of young entertainers who will attest to that fact. He has a ton of valuable guidance and advice to give to the dreamers out there…

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[5 videos][full clip][Eng trans] Rain’s The Best Present interview on YHY’s Sketchbook. (1/14/2017)

•July 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Hi there, dearest readers, Rain fans, and Clouds. ❤

Although I have enjoyed the heck out of all of Rain’s performances so far this year, I’ve made no bones about the fact that his live comeback on KBS’s Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook this past January slew me like no other. As if the official “The Best Present” music video wasn’t phenomenal enough, his live-mic’d stage of the song was and is almost unbearable in its beauty. The way Rain moved, the way he sounded, the complete dedication of every joint and bone in his body to that moment… It was just… YOWZA…

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[6 images] Wallpaper! Get your Rain calendar wallpaper for July 2017.

•July 10, 2017 • 4 Comments

This month’s themes are Rain’s appearance as French luxury décor designer Roche Bobois‘ guest of honor at their first anniversary event in Seoul, Rain’s headlining appearance at this year’s Viral Fest Asia in Bangkok, and his The Squall Asia Tour.

They look better “fitted” or “centered”, but please feel free to display them however you like.

Just right-CLICK and save them to your hard-drive. Enjoy! 🙂 ^@@^

(1500 x 1000. By Stephe @ CloudUSA.)

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[12 images][6 CFs/making of] Rain Ad Campaign of the Day: Nikon, Part 3 of 4. (2010)

•July 3, 2017 • 2 Comments

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The material from Rain’s Nikon campaigns is so extensive, I have to break this thing up into four parts. So, let’s get cracking with the third segment from this past sponsor!

2010 was incredible. He went all out and did a stint with himself as actual photographer, shooting pictures of fans galore in Seoul (seems like I remember the COEX Mall being one place), even getting some shots in after his Legend of Rainism World Tour stop in Osaka, Japan. What a thrill for all the Clouds waiting outside Osaka Jo Hall after the concert! And then, he put it all together at a public exhibition in the end, complete with an expensive prize giveaway (coming in the next post). Very cool.

That jingle, though… 😀 It was perfect for the project, kind of silly, kind of fun. But man, after hearing it so many times, it got to be an earworm like VIPS. Yikes. LOL~ ^@@^

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[past clip][달맞이] When we originally saw Rain talking about the Evening Primrose skincare system…

•July 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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When we originally saw Rain’s support message via Dong Heon Lee about the 달맞이 (dal-ma-ji / 달맞이꽃,”Evening Flower”) 100% pure, hypoallergenic soap (비누), it was the 3rd of July 2016, exactly one year ago today, when he was filming Endless August in China. What I’m wondering now, though, is did Kim Sung Soo launch it? You know, Rain’s golfing buddy, who starred with him in movie R2B: Return To Base and hallyu TV drama legend Full House. There are plenty of Kim Sung Soos living in Korea, I’m sure. But the “Kim Sung Soo soap” hashtag on Instagram (#김성수비누) seems to be filled with the same celebrity endorsements as on the 달맞이 website, which makes me wonder.

Does anyone know?

Raincloud Hong Kong’s recent Weibo post, when put through a translator, basically has Rain saying something along these lines: Please be more concerned about the use. I wish you all healthy, hot weather, pay attention to the body, to be happy, thank you, refueling.

Dry skin, general acne, severe acne, oily skin, men, women, babies… The product looks gorgeous and has all kinds of good stuff in it like leaf extract, elm, and evening primrose. It had better, because it costs around $50. a bar!

I hope it’s doing well.

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